Michael Karas has been a standout on the Lumberjack U-19 Elite Team since day 1. He knows what is expected of him and what it is he needs to do. He kills penalties, is a regular on the power play and plays the game well in both ends 5 on 5. He is a complete defenseman. Karas has accumulated 13 points in 14 games (3 goals and 10 assists) as a defenseman. He is leading the entire league on the blue line point production.
“What you don’t get to see is Michael’s behind the scenes work ethic. He spends extra time in the weight room, skates double sessions with the Premier team and is a leader in the locker room. He displays a positive attitude every day and supports every one of his teammates. The value he brings to this team is something you can’t measure by counting his points. It’s great to see such a hard working kid get recognized by the other coaches in the league and receive an honor such as this. Michael is an outstanding representation of the Lumberjacks program!” – Coach Mosso